In The Studio: 15 December, 2018 – JOY 94.9

It’s been almost three years since my last on air shift at Australia’s only LGBTIQ radio station JOY 94.9, tonight was a great trip down memory lane to help launch JOY’s new music show #InTheStudio alongside John Wintle and my former Sound Museum radio partner Leo Stubbing. We chat new music, charts, touring and some good ‘ol fashioned banter. Great to be back on the JOY 94.9 airwaves! Catch tonight’s very first show here via podcast. Continue reading In The Studio: 15 December, 2018 – JOY 94.9

Amber Interview

Her debut single This Is Your Night was a huge hit worldwide, other tracks include If You Could Read My Mind, Sexual (li da di), Yes, Love One Another, The Need To Be Naked – dance diva Amber has had seven consecutive number one singles on the US Club Dance Chart and has released four studio albums.

1013363_10152254356009415_303709049_nAmber chats with Brian and Leo about the early days of her career, the breakthrough debut single This Is Your Night,Sexual (li da di), If You Could Read My Mind and her collaboration with ex C and C Music Factory vocalist Zelma Davis.

Amber also chats about being an independent artist, the music industry and her upcoming Australian tour, part of 90’s Mania in September.

90’s Mania is touring Australia this September, tickets are on sale now.

Follow Amber on Facebook and Twitter.

This podcast contains exclusive bonus content previously not aired on JOY.

Mischief Interview (2016)

13307425_10153848602764086_38241250924231063_nQLD based girl group Mischief chat with Brian and Leo live in the JOY studios for Sound Museum.

Eesha, Chevonne and Rachael chat about how they first met at an audition, recording their debut single Kick It Back last year and working with Melbourne’s MSquared Production team.

The girls also chat about the forthcoming debut EP, new single Make Me Move and their plans for the future.

The new single from Mischief, Make Me Move – is available on iTunes now.

Follow Mischief on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Raffaellas Interview

Independent Melbourne band The Raffaellas chat with Brian and Leo live in the JOY studio for Sound Museum.

13319877_10153848602744086_1652844430312406080_nPat, Michael, James and Doug chat about how they formed the band, recording in the studio and playing live.

The guys chat about the new EP Dreams Out Of Reach, the first single Stream and the latest single Control (Had It, Lost It).

The latest EP, Dreams Out Of Reach is available on BandCamp now.

Follow the guys on Facebook and Twitter.

Jake Quickenden Interview

UK singer-songwriter Jake Quickenden first auditioned for UK X Factor in 2012, making it all the way through to the judges houses with Nicole Scherzinger. In 2014 Jake auditioned again and got through to the live shows with mentor MIMG_9602el B.

Later on that year Jake found himself in the Australian jungle on the UK season of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, where he came runner up.

In August last year Jake released his debut EP I Want You and earlier this year released the new single Blindfold followed by his latest EP New Chapter.

In this extended podcast exclusive Brian chats with Jake about his early music inspirations, his passion for soccer, his time on X Factor and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here.

Jake also chats about recording his latest EP New Chapter, the new single Can’t Stand The Rain and his plans for the future.

Both EP’s, I Want You and New Chapter are available from iTunes worldwide.

For more information and latest news, follow Jake on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Trent Bell Interview

Trent Bell auditioned for Australian Idol back in 2009, before auditioning for X Factor in 2010.

It was third time lucky when he was part of the group The Collective, the boyband formed by the judges in the 2012 season of the show.IMG_9687-1024x768

Trent joins the Sound Museum team in the JOY studios for a chat about his time on X Factor, being part of The Collective, the band’s split in early 2015 and launching his solo career.

Trent’s debut solo single Limitless has been added to JOY’s daytime music playlist, a song with great beats and killer music video shot right here in Melbourne.

Limitless is now available on iTunes.

You can keep up with Trent on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Jordan Jansen Interview

In 2010, Jordan Jansen auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent. He soon began posting videos on YouTube which lead to millions of views, more than 345,000 subscribers and a growing fan base around the world.IMG_9402-1024x682

In his first interview with JOY, Jordan chats with the Sound Museum team about those early days on Australia’s Got Talent, recording in the US and attending the Music Industry College in Brisbane.

Jordan also chats about his new EP Invincible and we preview a few tracks from the release, including the first single I’m Over You, the title track Invincible and Wildcard.

Keep up to date and connect with Jordan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Melissa Tkautz Interview

Melissa Tkautz chats with Brian and Leo inside the Sound Museum.

Melissa reflects on her Maltese background, her childhood modelling days, auditioning for the hit 90’s TV show E Street and launching her singing career.11903873_10153177617553719_1272376499597075077_n

Melissa also chats about playing an HIV positive model on cult tv show Pacific Drive and the passing of music legend Prince (Melissa covered The Glamorous Life in 2005 – a song Prince wrote).

Melissa talks about her hot new single In The Evening, with DJ Nick Skitz – her new range of 100% soy candles Mel.T and her role in the upcoming horror film Boar starring John Jarratt (Wolf Creek).

The new single with Nick Skitz, In The Evening, is available on iTunes now.

Visit Melissa’s website for more information and to purchase her range of Mel.T 100% soy candles.

This interview contains bonus content, exclusive to this podcast!

Garry Frost / Moving Pictures & 1927 Interview

Garry Frost from the legendary Aussie band Moving Pictures and 1927 joins Brian & Leo inside the Sound Museum for a special interview.

Garry talks about ‘that’ hit What About Me from the massive album Days of Innocence plus his time with the iconic Australian pop/rock group 1927.

Paul Young Interview

Paul Young chats with Brian and Leo inside the Sound Museum.

Paul reflects on his incredible success – four top 5 albums and ten top 20 singles in the UK including Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home), Come Back and Stay, Love Of The Common People and his US number one single Every Time You Go Away.IMG_9227-1024x1024

Paul also talks about being involved in the Band Aid singleDo They Know It’s Christmas – where he sang the opening lines, performing at Live Aid and the tribute concert to the late Freddie Mercury.

Paul chats about the music industry, his latest album Good Thing – a collection of tracks form the Memphis labels, Hi Records and Stax, between 1966 and 1975 and recording his cover of Words from Australia’s very own Bee Gees.

Paul chats about his love for cooking – appearing in both Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen in the UK and his hopes to tour Australia this year!

The new album Good Thing by Paul Young is available instore and online now.

Visit Paul’s website for further information and follow Paul on social media.